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10 Paise

10 Paise -  obverse 10 Paise -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1982
Value 10 Paise (0.1 INR)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 2.27 g
Diameter 25.91 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 12 notches)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-2011
References KM# 27, Schön# 105
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Ashoka Lion Capitol within circle of beads, wreath surrounds

NOTE: Different National Emblem Types
Type 2: Asoka lion pedestal more imposing. Side lions with 3 or 4 fur rows, more elegant D in INDIA. The shape of the D in INDIA is the easiest way to distinguish this obverse.
Type 3: Side lions with 2 teeth, 4 to 5 fur rows, smaller lion head, short squat D in INDIA.

Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse

Denomination, date below within circle of beads, wreath surrounds.

NOTES:
1. Different sizes of "10" see in comments.

2. Different mintmarks:
♦ (small dot/diamond) = Mumbai
B (letter "B") = Mumbai Proof Issues
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
* (five-pointed star) = Hyderabad

Lettering:
पैसे 10 PAISE
1980

Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: Different space of wreath to rim (click on image below):
Obv narrow & Rev narrow space to rim, '10' 9 mm height =  KM#27.1,
Obv narrow & Rev wide space to rim,     '10' 8 mm height  =  KM# 27.2,
Obv wide & Rev wide space to rim,          '10' 8 mm height  =  KM# 27.3.


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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  KM#27.1 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1971 * KM#27.1 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1971 ♦ 146,100,000 0.62 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1972  0.11 0.38 0.58 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1972 ♦ 735,090,000 0.23 0.55 0.55 0.94 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1972 B 7,895 KM#27.1 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; narrow space to rim, 9mm "10")
1973  0.13 0.17 0.64 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1973 * KM#27.1 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1973 ♦ 0.37 0.44 0.75 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1973 B 7,567 KM#27.1 (Proof; Type 2; Mumbai Mint; narrow space to rim, 9mm "10")
1974  0.31 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1974 * KM#27.1 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1974 ♦ 0.13 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1975  298,830,000 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1975 ♦ KM#27.1 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1976  KM#27.1 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1977  KM#27.1 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1977 ♦ 25,288,000 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1978  KM#27.1 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1978 * KM#27.1 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1978 ♦ 48,215,000 KM#27.1 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; narrow space to rim; 9mm "10")
1979  KM#27.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; Obv: narrow space to rim. Rev:large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1979 * KM#27.2 (Type 2; Hyderabad Mint; Obv: narrow space to rim. Rev:large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1979 ♦ KM#27.2 (Type 2; Mumbai Mint; Obv: narrow space to rim. Rev:large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1980  KM#27.2 (Type 2; Calcutta Mint; Obv: narrow space to rim. Rev:large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1980  KM#27.3 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint; large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1980 * KM#27.3 (Type 3; Hyderabad Mint; large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1980 ♦ KM#27.3 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint; large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1981  KM#27.3 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint; large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1981 ♦ KM#27.3 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint; large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1982  KM#27.3 (Type 3; Calcutta Mint; large space to rim; 8mm "10")
1982 * KM#27.3 (Type 3; Mumbai Mint; large space to rim; 8mm "10")

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